Linked by snydeq on Tue 4th Jun 2013 01:46 UTC
Windows First looks at Windows 'Blue' have revealed an upgrade composed of cosmetic fixes, suggesting that Microsoft may be blowing its chance to turn the tide on Windows 8 blow back, and make good on its promise to truly 'rethink' Windows 8 with the release of Windows Blue. As a result, InfoWorld has issued an open letter to Microsoft to consider Windows 'Red' -- what InfoWorld is calling a 'serious plan' to fix the flaws of Windows 8, one that could rescue Microsoft's currently flagging promise to deliver a modern computing experience on both PCs and tablets.
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RE: Comment by tkeith
by BluenoseJake on Tue 4th Jun 2013 15:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by tkeith"
BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

Windows 7 was a mix of bandaids and concessions for Vista, and look how that turned out. One stop shopping when dealing with Settings is almost worth it right there, as is the improved search.

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RE[2]: Comment by tkeith
by Nelson on Tue 4th Jun 2013 15:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by tkeith"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

It was annoying. Windows 7 wasn't that big of an improvement, didn't address that many issues, and generally rode an "anti-Vista" wave to unprecedented sales and success.

It was frustrating watching what amounted to mild updates over Vista be seen as the second coming of christ by everybody. It just showed how powerful of a thing perception is.

7 also set up some unbelievable expectations for what 8 was supposed to do in the marketplace. Windows 7 had 10% market share after 4 months, that's an unreal amount of usage in a short amount of time.

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RE[3]: Comment by tkeith
by tkeith on Wed 5th Jun 2013 10:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by tkeith"
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2010-09-01

It was annoying. Windows 7 wasn't that big of an improvement, didn't address that many issues, and generally rode an "anti-Vista" wave to unprecedented sales and success.


I agree with you, and I think that's one thing Infoworld got right. Slap some "improvements" on and call it 9 and they will have a hit, no matter how good or bad the product is.

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